BJP slams PM for communal violence in Muzaffarnagar

New Delhi, Sept 24 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) lashed at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the home ministry over the failure to take adequate steps to combat violence in Muzaffarnagar, which claimed at least 38 lives. Meanwhile, Congress leader Rita Bahuguna Joshi, slammed the BJP for politicising the recent incidents of violence that rocked Muzaffarnagar. Sep 23, 2013

Could your tattoo give you cancer?

New Delhi, Sep 23 (ANI): Researchers have warned that the toxic chemicals in tattoo ink could penetrate your body and increase your chances of getting cancer. A new study reportedly has discovered that ink nanoparticles could enter the bloodstream and build up in major organs of the body, which can potentially impair their functionality. The recent research supports a previous study that showed that some tattoo dye contains carcinogens, including cobalt and mercury. Experts insisted that rules and regulations should be formed for the tattoo industry, similar to those governing the smoking and sunbathing industries. Sep 23, 2013

Jaganmohan Reddy gets bail in disproportionate assets case

Hyderabad, Sep 23 (ANI): After remaining in prison for more than a year, YSR Congress chief Jaganmohan Reddy was on Monday granted bail in the disproportionate assets case. Reddy was granted bail on surety of Rs 2 lakh. The MP from Kadapa was arrested on May 27, 2012. The Supreme Court had earlier said that only after the chargesheet is completed, the bail to Jagan would be considered. Meanwhile, celebrations broke outside the court as soon as Jagan's supporters heard the news. Sep 23, 2013

Haryana MP Rao Inderjit Singh quits Congress

Rewari, Sept 24 (ANI): Congress MP from Gurgaon, Rao Inderjit Singh, resigned from the party on Monday. Singh, who was recently in news for training his guns on the party's central leadership and on the Bhupinder Singh Hooda -led Haryana Government seeking fair probe into charges against UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra in controversial land deals, told a gathering here that he will not contest the upcoming Lok Sabha polls on a Congress ticket. A four-time legislator in Haryana since 1977, Inderjit was first elected to the Lok Sabha in 1998, and re-elected in 2004 and 2009. Sep 23, 2013

Digvijay Singh accuses MP Govt of massive corruption

Vidisha, Sept 24 (ANI): Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh on Monday charged the Shivraj Singh Chauhan-led Madhya Pradesh Government of indulging in corruption to the tune of over Rs. 100 crores, and said the time has now come for a change. Sep 23, 2013

Pakistan church bombing draws the wrath of Christians in India

New Delhi/Bangalore, Sept 24 (ANI): Christians in India condemned the blasts outside a church in Pakistan which killed at least 78 people in one of the deadliest attack on Christians in the predominantly Muslim country. A pair of suicide bombers blew themselves up outside a 130-year-old Anglican church in Pakistan after Sunday (September 22) Mass. Explosions struck the historic white-stone All Saints Church in the city of Peshawar, near the frontier tribal areas where Islamist militants have their strongholds, as hundreds of parishioners, many of them women and children, streamed out of the building. Sep 23, 2013

BJP lashed out at Chidambaram's attack on Modi over growth rates

New Delhi, Sep 23 (ANI): BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad lashed out at Finance Minister P Chidambaram's attack on Narendra Modi wherein Chidambaram charged Modi with staging a "fake encounter with facts" regarding his claims of economic growth during BJP-led NDA being 8.4 per cent. Prasad mocked Chidambaram saying that he is being "economical with truth" and that his statement is a "copy-book case of fake encounter with facts". He also charged the UPA government for deteriorating economic condition in the nation. Sep 23, 2013

Narendra Modi can address US citizens but cannot attend NIC meet: Rajiv Shukla

New Delhi, Sept 23 (ANI): Slamming Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for skipping the National Integration Council meeting chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi, Congress leader Rajiv Shukla said that Modi has time to address US citizens but does not have time to attend the NIC. Sep 23, 2013

Sonia Gandhi lays foundation stone of refinery complex in Rajasthan

Pachpadra, Sep 23 (ANI): UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi laid the foundation stone of a refinery and petrochemical complex, worth rupees 370 billion at Pachpadra in Barmer region of Rajasthan on Sunday. On the occasion she was accompanied by state chief minister Ashok Gehlot and India's Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Marpadi Veerappa Moily. In her address, Gandhi called it a 'revolutionary project' and said that the project would bring accelerated growth in the region and millions of people would be benefited from it. Under a joint venture, the central government owned Hindustan Petroleum Chemicals Limited has collaborated with the state government to set up this project, which would be a landmark in the path of economic development in Rajasthan. Sep 23, 2013

Congress welcomes CBI's move to question Gujarat ministers on Ishrat Jahan case

Ahmedabad, Sept 23 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation has summoned two ministers in Narendra Modi's Gujarat government in connection with the Ishrat Jehan encounter case. Talking to mediapersons in Ahmedabad, Arjun Modhwadia, President of Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) said that it is a right step and the two ministers should surrender before police. Sep 23, 2013

Nothing political about it: Shabir Ali on Nitish- Advani NIC meet

New Delhi, Sep 23 (ANI): As senior BJP leader LK Advani and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar met each other and shared warm moments at the National Integration meet, JD (U) leader Shabir Ali said that there is nothing political about the issue and Nitish Kumar respects his elders and seniors, keeping apart any intensity of dispute in the political front. Further, he said that people should learn from him and that this comes from the age old Indian tradition and culture. Sep 23, 2013

Nairobi attack: Family of 13 year old victim pray for his recovery

New Delhi/ Gujarat, Sep 23 (ANI): Grieved family of a a 13-year-old boy of Indian origin hailing from Gujarat pray for his speedy recovery after he was injured in an attack by Islamist militants at an upscale shopping mall in Nairobi. Islamist militants killed at least 68 people in an attack taking many others as hostages. The al Shabaab group that opposes Kenya's participation in a peacekeeping mission in neighbouring Somalia claimed responsibility for the attack. The Indian Foreign Ministry on Sunday confirmed the death of Indian nationals in the assault in Nairobi. Lalit Patel, uncle of the injured boy, Hrithik, told the reporter in Nadiad town of Gujarat that the 13-year-old boy had fractured his leg while trying to save his life during the attack. Sep 23, 2013

National Integration Council meet should be kept above all politics: Congress

New Delhi, Sep 23 (ANI): Congress leader Jagdambika Pal on Monday stated that political leaders should keep the National Integration Council meeting above all politics. Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Monday skipped the meeting chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi. The meet was held in the backdrop of the communal riots in Muzaffarnagar. Sep 23, 2013

Police, CRPF motivate youth in Maoist-hit Gumla to join mainstream

Gumla, Sep 23 (ANI): Police and the CRPF organized a programme in Maoist hit Gumla district of Jharkhand to motivate the youth to join mainstream and effectively combat the left wing extremism. In a bid to counter the agenda of the Maoists among the local youth, they organised a cycle race with an aim to encourage the youths of the Gumla district. The programme by the CRPF aimed to inculcate a sense of security by developing cordial relations and harnessing co-operation with villagers living in tribal areas. Sep 23, 2013

Chidambaram is practicing terrorism with facts: Yashwant Sinha

New Delhi, Sep 23 (ANI): Reacting to Finance Minister P Chidambaram's statement that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's claim that India grew at 8.4 per cent during the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government is false and the average growth during NDA's rule was 6 per cent and not 8.4 per cent, Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha said that Chidambaram is practicing terrorism with facts Sep 23, 2013